U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Fox Says New Licenses Aren't Meant To Comply With Real ID

Jan 7, 2016
Montana Attorney General Tim Fox
Courtesy Montana DOJ

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Enhanced security measures included in Montana's new driver's licenses are not meant to comply with federal standards that threaten to create an "Orwellian national ID system," Attorney General Tim Fox said Thursday.

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will begin to gradually enforce components of the 2005 REAL ID Act, a law which sets federal security standards for state-issued IDs.